TACOMA, Wash. — A man believed to have organized numerous street races was arrested in a joint operation Thursday night, and a second suspect was arrested on Friday night.
The first suspect, a 19-year-old, is believed to be responsible for organizing street racing events throughout Pierce and King counties.
Members of the Tacoma Police Department, Kent Police Department, Algona Police Department and the Washington State Patrol conducted a joint arrest operation at a home in Algona at 9 p.m. Thursday.
The man was booked into the King County Jail.
The suspect was arrested on 13 charges including aiding and abetting vehicular assault, three counts of reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of disorderly conduct, three counts of unlawful race attendance, and malicious mischief.
A second suspect, a 19-year-old man, was arrested at a home in Pierce County for organizing multiple street racing events in both counties too.
The man was arrested on 17 charges, including four counts of reckless driving, four counts of reckless endangerment, four counts of disorderly conduct, three counts of unlawful race attendance, obstructing a police officer and failure to disperse.
He was booked into the Kent City Corrections Facility.
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